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The internet is great - it’s made our lives easier, more convenient, more full of adorable cat videos. But one thing it hasn’t improved: guitar lessons. The internet can’t take the place of a person sitting next to you, telling you to hold your hand like so, asking you if you (gulp) practiced, encouraging you when you nail that part you’ve been working on forever. That’s why we’re here. Our instructors are top-notch, and they can’t wait to guide you on your musical journey. Check out some of our instructors in their profiles below, and give us a call at 770.831.7936, or email lessons@towncentermusic.com for more info.

Corbin King

Guitar

What's something people would find interesting about you?
I am not just a guitarist, songwriter and studio engineer/producer but my wife and I are building up our farm! We have two horses (a Clydesdale named Bo and a large miniature horse named Hoppy), five Hens, one Rude Rooster and six cats. We are working next on finishing our barn and planting lots of crops!

What inspired you to start playing?
I can remember many things that made me want to become the best guitarist I possibly could but probably the first big one was when my mom would play records for me and I heard Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker". The unaccompanied guitar solo in there was what lit the fire.

What's the best thing about teaching?
The best thing to me about teaching is I can take everything I've accumulated over my life and streamline the process for the up and comers. It's a great thing to be able to build upon the inspiration in young kids they have when they experience that cool guitar song for the first time.

Liz Meyers

Guitar

What's something people would find interesting about you?
I graduated from Liberty University in 2011 with my music degree, concentration in guitar.

What inspired you to start playing?
I was inspired to start playing the guitar after seeing my first live performance. That was the first time I had ever seen a band playing on a stage in person. There's something other worldly about that kind of experience versus hearing a track on the radio. After that show, I was determined to be a female electric guitar player, and that was when I asked my parents if I could begin taking lessons. 

What's the best thing about teaching?
The best thing about teaching is passing on that same inspiration to my students. More than giving them theory knowledge or technique, seeing them develop a passion for their instrument is one of the coolest things. If you can be proud of the practice you put in as a musician and enjoy the music you play, it is the most rewarding experience.

Taylor RyanTaylor Ryan

Drums

What's something people would find interesting about you?
My high school band won a battle of the bands to play the Maryland date of Warped Tour.

What inspired you to start playing?
The music! I have a love for music of all styles and drums have been my favorite form of expression and creative outlet since I was very young. I love learning new techniques and concepts, but music as a whole has always been why I play, and my main source of inspiration.

What's the best thing about teaching?
I love seeing a passionate student grow and realize, with practice and a little direction, all goals are achievable.

Greg Shivers Greg Shivers

Guitar

What's something people would find interesting about you?
My biggest hobby is yoyo collecting. I always keep a yoyo in my lesson room and one in the car in case I feel the need to practice a trick.

What inspired you to start playing?

I was inspired mostly by other musicians. One of my first favorite artists was Paul Simon. I admired him so much (still do) that if he played guitar, that meant I had to play guitar too. When I started lessons, I learned about the great classical guitarists like Andres Segovia and Julian Bream and fell in love with classical guitar.

What's the best thing about teaching?

The greatest thing about teaching is guiding a student to independence. It's a really great feeling when a student earns enough confidence to troubleshoot the difficult stuff and generate their own interesting musical ideas. 


Clayton Cronan
Guitar

Justin Scott
Drums